Most Productive Day Yet for MoD?

#1
Civil Servants Strike

Looking forward to getting some work done, without having to bang my head against a series of civilian walls. Strangely enough all of the civvies I know of who aren't striking are the ones who are good at their jobs...

*rant mode on*

The place will also look a lot tidier without unshaved, long-haired civvies standing around outside in their poorly fitting suits smoking and whinging about having to work from 0900 to 1630 with only an hour off for lunch.

*rant off*
 
#4
The place will also look a lot tidier without unshaved, long-haired civvies standing around outside in their poorly fitting suits smoking and whinging about having to work from 0900 to 1630 with only an hour off for lunch.
BC - You must work in APC!
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
#5
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My union bloke is on longterm sick.

I doubt anyone in this neck of the woods will be picketing so unlike my colleagues in Comrade Prezza's ridiculous ODP, and my lady friend in DSS, I, like the majority of MoD civilians - union members or not - will be wheeling my fiver-from-Rymans swivel chair over the industrial linoleum and behind this terminal as usual.

in the words of the sage;

<< va t'en cuir un ouef - et foutez le camp! >>

Le Chevre
 
#6
Gun_Empty said:
BC - You must work in APC!
I don't, but I believe it is now part of the civil servant dress regs that you must possess one of the following:

- 'Comedy' cartoon tie.
- Slightly too short trousers.
- Elasticated waist trousers.
- Pony tail.
- Slip on shoes.
- Collar dandruff.
- Scraggy 'two-week' beard with crumbs in.
- Body odour.

Goatman, I presume you're ex-military and therefore smart, conscientious and professional :meditate:

As for your union rep, is he off with stress because some chap in a uniform was a bit brusque with him?
 
#7
Bat_Crab said:
Gun_Empty said:
BC - You must work in APC!
I don't, but I believe it is now part of the civil servant dress regs that you must possess one of the following:

- 'Comedy' cartoon tie.
- Slightly too short trousers.
- Elasticated waist trousers.
- Pony tail.
- Slip on shoes.
- Collar dandruff.
- Scraggy 'two-week' beard with crumbs in.
- Body odour.
Where I work, thats the management down to a tee.

We, The managed, wear uniforms.

We, the managed, will be on strike as our union balloted us, we voted and its a democratic decision which we will respect, whether we like it or not. (incidentally, I did not get a ballot paper due to a balls-up, but will respect the decision made by my colleagues)

Those scruffy management fcukers will be scabbing and trying to maintain a 'presence' on the day, despite being in the same union as us.

Anyway, it tells Blair, Brown, and Neu Arbeit what we think of their downsizing policies, which are only in place to bribe the electorate with money saved before the next election.

Too much spent on civil servants? Arent the army are civil servants of a sort too, just with a somewhat different contract. happy with your level of funding? Pay? Equipment? Career prospects?
 
#8
So with most of HMF gearing up for op deployments, deployed, reconstituting from op deployments, MOD civil servants are off on strike for a more comfortable life? Nice of them.
 

jrwlynch

LE
Book Reviewer
#9
Bat_Crab said:
Civil Servants Strike

Looking forward to getting some work done, without having to bang my head against a series of civilian walls. Strangely enough all of the civvies I know of who aren't striking are the ones who are good at their jobs...
Thanks for that, from someone who's got no intention of striking... too much work to do.
 
#10
walt_of_the_walts said:
Bat_Crab said:
Gun_Empty said:
BC - You must work in APC!
I don't, but I believe it is now part of the civil servant dress regs that you must possess one of the following:

- 'Comedy' cartoon tie.
- Slightly too short trousers.
- Elasticated waist trousers.
- Pony tail.
- Slip on shoes.
- Collar dandruff.
- Scraggy 'two-week' beard with crumbs in.
- Body odour.
Where I work, thats the management down to a tee.

We, The managed, wear uniforms.

We, the managed, will be on strike as our union balloted us, we voted and its a democratic decision which we will respect, whether we like it or not. (incidentally, I did not get a ballot paper due to a balls-up, but will respect the decision made by my colleagues)

Those scruffy management fcukers will be scabbing and trying to maintain a 'presence' on the day, despite being in the same union as us.

Anyway, it tells Blair, Brown, and Neu Arbeit what we think of their downsizing policies, which are only in place to bribe the electorate with money saved before the next election.

Too much spent on civil servants? Arent the army are civil servants of a sort too, just with a somewhat different contract. happy with your level of funding? Pay? Equipment? Career prospects?
PLEASE never link the Army to the Civil Service like that again. This HQ is full of Civil Servants who spend all day talking on the phone to family. Try to complain about the waste of time and miss use of military funds and get a bollocking! Oh and of course they take 3 days out of the office to attend talks about strike action and still get paid for it!
 
#11
Yawn, yawn yawn.

There are plenty of CS who do give a sh*t about the armed forces and try to do their best to support you. Plenty have done deployments, plenty more do little things, unseen to help where they can. Just because a very vocal and very small minority is sulking doesn't mean we all are.
 
#12
So how did the day turn out Bat_Crab?

Just a little look at the numbers, published in CM6532:

305,000 Total MoD Manpower forcast for 1 April 2007

of which

202,700 Service personnel
102,300 Civilian staff

Given that a large number of uniformed personnel sit doing backroom non-operational support, planning and so on type functions, what the fcuk are the 100,000 civvies actually doing???
 
#15
The MOD is currently undergoing a minimum 10% cut across the board for manpower. Further cuts are likely in the future as people get their areas privatised or scrapped.
Those 100k cover everything from Whitehall workers, who do the policy and analysis side. It also covers procurement, scientists, administrators, cleaners, security and all the other tasks for which it is cheaper and easier to do a job with a civvy than a forces person.
 
#16
I work shifts and some of colleagues may be partaking in this skive sorry strike and any shortfalls are to be covered with overtime. One of my colleagues has said that any one who comes in on overtime to cover for anyone who is striking is scum. Blew my fcuking lid. What the fcuk has it got to do with him if someone is doing the overtime? Nearly fell out big time. Just a general schimpff as is the right of your stereotypical exsoldier civil servant.
 
#17
jim30 said:
The MOD is currently undergoing a minimum 10% cut across the board for manpower. Further cuts are likely in the future as people get their areas privatised or scrapped.
Those 100k cover everything from Whitehall workers, who do the policy and analysis side. It also covers procurement, scientists, administrators, cleaners, security and all the other tasks for which it is cheaper and easier to do a job with a civvy than a forces person.
And all those who were sacked/redeployed/retired in the past and in the future!

Litotes
 
#18
I note that the annual pay rise due to the Civil Service was due to be paid last August. It is now the end of January and nothing has happened. I believe they have just been offered something like 2.5% when inflation is almost 3.5% and rising. The unions haven't accepted, because the feeling from the shop floor is that the Government is joking, especially when MPs are asking for something horrendous (£65 to £100k plus, IIRC).

Now, remind me. How do you want to be treated by the Government come April? Do you expect your payrise to be paid on time?

Of course you do.

Litotes
 
#19
jim30 said:
Those 100k cover everything from Whitehall workers, who do the policy and analysis side. It also covers procurement, scientists, administrators, cleaners, security and all the other tasks for which it is cheaper and easier to do a job with a civvy than a forces person.
Phewww! That's a relief. And there was me thinking they were all senior bods on 100K per year. In reality, they're mostly cheap african agency labour trying not to get spotted and deported!
 
#20
FABLONBIFFCHIT said:
I work shifts and some of colleagues may be partaking in this skive sorry strike and any shortfalls are to be covered with overtime. One of my colleagues has said that any one who comes in on overtime to cover for anyone who is striking is scum. Blew my fcuking lid. What the fcuk has it got to do with him if someone is doing the overtime? Nearly fell out big time. Just a general schimpff as is the right of your stereotypical exsoldier civil servant.
Fablon, because he is not Mil name the really hard tough "take them all on tough" guy so we can all show our solidarity with the Garth the Destroyer.

PS: Threats against the work force is a very serious and sackable offence.
Call the MOD Police against the guy for verbal ABH and play the infringement of your human rights card. (Thanks Cherie). Also contact your local union rep and ask why the PCS advocates verbal violence against other workers (and if you work with minorities why it supports racial violence. Did it once before and it really p1ssed them off. Backed into a corner and nice big apology suddenly appeared)

Am I missing the point but this strike has nowt to do directly with MOD.
 

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